Pony | Half Acre Beer Company

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3.74/5
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394 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States
halfacrebeer.com

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pony Pilsner is a firm take on the classic German style aimed to quench the masses.

German hops and malts are braided together to release the crisp awakening your summer self needs.

Added by MasterSki on 03-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,703
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
394
pDev:
10.7%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
73
Trade:
1
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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.42/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

16 oz. can. Mostly clear golden body. Smells of bready malts, light spicy hop, and a little green apple. Taste has a slight green apple too. Pretty malt-forward, which I like. Bready and a little sweet. Back end is floral and spicy hops with a little bitterness. Hefty compared to other pilsners, as its malt profile isn't shy, but not what I'd called heavy. Pretty good.

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Photo of KingBiscuit
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mrbob558
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smooth, full taste. Nice light color but not watery looking.

I had several pilsners on a recent trip to the Czech Republic and found many of them too bitter for my taste- I prefer wheat beers and other lighter beers. However, Pony Pilsner has a smoother flavor, with less bitterness than other pilsners.

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Photo of mltobin
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives clear and golden colored with a one finger head that fades to a ringlet; splashy lacing

Smell: Bready with a cracker bent; grassy and somewhat spicy

Taste: Bread forward with the grassy hops picking up the middle; crackers in the finish with some lager twang

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A decent, straightforward pils

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Photo of djrn2
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MeIquiades
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can dated 06/04/18 poured into a pint glass shows a clear yellow-gold body with active rising bubbles and floating a 1/4in white foam cap that lasts.

Aroma is cereal grain.

Flavor is a classic pilsner beer.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean.

Overall exactly what I want in a summer beer.

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Photo of shelby415
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChipChaight
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beergoot
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear, bright gold body; lively carbonation; one-finger thick head. Cracker and biscuit malt scent; mild spicy hoppiness. Mild toasted grain flavor infused with light fruity hop bitterness. Light body; crisp; mostly dry overall.

An all-around solid, tasty pilsner. Strong points go to the aroma and taste. Refreshing, classic beer styling.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is a really good beer...and under-rated on BA. This beer is true to the style...a nice clear yellow with a nice white head, which was well retained. The taste is a very accurate of the style...the beer was very smooth and refreshing. If I lived somewhere were I could get it regularly, I would.

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Photo of Matt1996
3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chilmer
4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lic217
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of EdFed
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Redrover
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into an imperial pint glass, the beer is a light yellow with a massive white head.

To me, the beer has an aroma of grains, crackers and some light spice notes.

I like this one, it has a slightly mineral/acidic/sour bite that reminds me of a Pilsner Urquell. There are semi-sweet grains, a bit of honey like sweetness, some peppery hops and biscuits and minerals in the finish. Seems more Czech than German but either way it is tasty.

The mouth is medium thickness with a bit of a coating quality.

I'm a fan. I would like to try this on tap and think it is an easy beer to pair with food.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy and pale. Smells are sweet and bready. Flavor is easy going, crisp and sweet. Body is light and refreshing. A truly enjoyable pilsner. Would definitely have this again.

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Photo of Qbdoo
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of soze47
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crisp indeed - drinking a two month old can poured into a Pilsner glass. bubbles in a golden straw body stay lively after the pour. Nice lacing. Nose is just a bit doughy with some grassy notes. Lays on the mouth just enough to lend some balanced sweetness ahead of a dry hoppy note. Just enough of a linger. Crisp enough with some nice appropriate sweetness

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Pony from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 394 ratings